In addition to my bean salads, I've also really been exploring the whole beans and rice territory. It's not something I've ever made with frequency until we went to Iowa and my dad- who, might I add, is an excellent chef- made the most delicious beans and rice I've ever had. Inspired and also relatively poor, I thought I'd give it a whirl in my own kitchen. I've made a few variations, and thought I'd share one from the past weekend.
Black Beans and Rice with Squash
Here's what you need:
|Black beans, diced tomatoes with chiles, a rice of your choosing, |
squash, and pickled jalapenos if you're feeling crazy.
|All chopped up and ready to go. I like to drain and rinse my beans before cooking them. Can |
you spy my green smoothie? I just can't help but eat whilst preparing food, it's a curse.
|So colorful! A little stovetop fiesta.|